Why Pull Out Testing?

Pull Out Testing for on-site anchors is required for two main reasons.

  • To determine the suitability of a fixing and the Allowable Resistance of an anchor in the case where no manufacturer’s data is available for the specific base material concerned.
  • To validate the quality of installation of anchors used on the job (i.e. quality check).

BET carry out the independent Pull Out Testing of anchors to help establish the strength of fixings that have been installed into walls and floors. Our Pull Out Fixing tests are essential for high-rise commercial buildings, railways, highways agencies, and airports.

There are a number of factors that can affect the strength and durability of eyebolts, anchor bolts, scaffold ties, stud anchors, resin bolts and safety wires.

By carrying out this independent test, any flaws or anomalies will be discovered, and remedial actions can be taken. Generally, a visual inspection cannot guarantee the strength and condition of bolts and Pull Out Testing is the only way to establish the condition of bolts.

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Benefits of Anchor Pull Out Testing

Improved safety

Pull Out Testing is designed to ensure anchors are installed correctly and securely, thus reducing the risk of injury or damage due to incorrect installation or inadequate strength.

Quality assurance

The test can be used to measure the overall quality of construction projects, ensuring that buildings and structures are built correctly and meet the required regulations.

Cost savings

Pull Out Testing can help minimise the costs associated with repairs or replacements due to anchor failure, as well as helping to identify potential problems before they become an issue.

Increased efficiency

Anchor Pull Out Testing can reduce the time and money spent on projects and allow for more efficient installations and designs.

Contact BET for all your Anchor Pull Out Fixing Testing requirements.

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